Police: Woman drove into crowd of school children

Amy Lynn Stewart

SUMMERVILLE — Police say a woman drove into a crowd of children this morning after they refused to move out of the way of her car.

Summerville Police charged Amy Lynn Stewart, 34, with four counts of assault and battery in the first degree, Capt. Jon Rogers said.

Rogers said a group of children was walking to Alston Middle School on the shoulder of the road about 8 a.m. when a vehicle approached them at the intersection of Tulip Drive and Iris Street. There is no sidewalk at the intersection.

The driver honked her horn and when the children didn’t move she drove into the crowd, striking four of the children: one 14-year-old, two 13-year-olds, and one 12-year-old, Rogers said.

Dorchester County EMS took one of the children to a local hospital. The child was later released.

Stewart does not have any prior arrests or convictions in South Carolina, according to a State Law Enforcement criminal history check.

At a bond hearing Thursday afternoon, Summerville Municipal Judge Tom Finucan set her bail at $40,000.

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